Posts about “HTML”

JavaScript Trick

Want to spice up your web site with some easy JavaScript tricks? I’m going to show you how to make your buttons, text boxes, and textareas change their colors. All you need are four attributes and some additional functions in your javascript file. (If you want to learn about adding a javascript file to your

Main Index Template

The Additional Entry Text of this entry contains the complete contents of my MovableType Main Index Template for this blog. It might be interesting to you if you’re trying to learn how to do something I’ve done here. (Note that it is my ugliest template; I tend to do lots of testing and futzing with


From Son of Web Pages That Suck: If you’ve got a “real” Web site, and by real I mean a site that gets real traffic, then you don’t need a counter on each page. Counters are not only unimpressive, they make you look like an amateur. Do you see a counter on any page at

Relative Widths and CSS

“I’d love a proportional-width relative-positioning design for my weblog, but I’m too afraid of cross-browser compatability issues. I don’t want to spend more than a weekend figuring out how to get two columns to work in three browsers.” – Dan Sanderson I have to agree with Dan’s sentiment here. It’s a bear to get relative

MovableType Tips

[The girlie matters] has a cool collection of MovableType tips and tricks. Sadly, she is another blogger that for some reason doesn’t ping when she updates. I wish *everyone* with a blog would ping … it would make using blogTracker so much simpler …

Ending Lists

On list groupings and the correct use of commas


It took some work, but I think that this page and all the individual entries now validate with the w3c for css and html 4.01 (transitional). w00t!

HTML Reference

The HTML 4.0 Entities™ reference page is very handy. You† can® do° all¶ kindsº of£ nifty€ thingsŸ withÖ it¿.

Web Design

The webbedENVIRONMENTS site, from the author of DHTML and CSS for the World Wide Web: 2nd ed has been in my link list for years. There are some terrific essays here, including a good frames / no frames argument.

What Is This? is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


You can read dozens of essays and articles and find hundreds of links to other sites with stories and information about Ernest Hemingway in The Hemingway Collection.